FR 05•07•2024

limited early bird tickets available online (12,50 €)

more tickets available at the door (12,50 € til 00:00 / 15 € from 00:00)

Riotvan × Neue Welle × 25 YRS Robert-Johnson

In the Welle Garten from 6 pm:


When you think of Leipzig's club scene, there's no way around Mauro Caracho. Whether it's as booker and resident of Leipzig's infamous club Distillery or one of the head honchos of the fabulous Fäncy Crew (for more than 10 years now) – find a legendary party where he didn't have his fingers in the pie! Wink wink!
As a DJ, he also regularly appears supra-regionally and internationally. Whether it's gigs at Panoramabar, Garbicz Festival or more or less regularly at Institut fuer Zukunft – no dancefloor is too big for him to keep it busy and burning.

In the club from 10:30 pm:


Let's face it: there are more DJs in the world than basil leaves in Liguria and they come in all sizes, shapes and colors.
Despite the latest developments and modern hotchpotch like laptopdeejaying there still is this almost metaphysical little extra pinch that's so hard to describe and that separates the wheat from the chaff. And for that Ata is a prime example. How exactly this man manages to fascinate when stoically spinning records for hours on end, mixing emotion and intention, guiding the crowd is his secret. We may assume it is experience. And experienced he is in nearly all fields related to clubbing: as graphic artist, fashion designer, DJ, label manager and impresario. It all started rather humbly when he, still a boy, shared house with a GI who owned a vast collection of Kraftwerk, early Hip Hop and black dance music and who substantially widened his musical horizon. Frankfurt soon witnessed the fruits of that neighbourly education when Ata carried a boombox blasting out Grace Jones' 'Nightclubbing" - the writing on the wall.

Some years on the city had quite a considerable nightlife, though clubs like the 'Vogue" still played a mixed bag of musical styles, when Ata was flabbergasted in a small Barcelona club: "the full load of Acid House, strobes, and a DJ that was in full control - that was a totally different way of clubbing" he still waxes lyrical, his eyes gleaming. Returning to Frankfurt, he was determined to become a DJ, the acid test being a private party that (according to his own words) flopped totally. Nevertheless something cought on. By the time clubs like the 'Music Hall' or the 'Plastic' heard it through the grapevine and started booking him, Ata was already selling vinyl at the 'Boy Records' store, a beacon at that time. There he met Heiko MSO, and with Jörg Henze he founded the next legendary institution, the 'Delirium'.

At this record shop not only did Ata's private enthusiasm for houte couture translate into his own clubwear label, but in 1992 / 93 he also cofounded the trinity of the Playhouse, Klang and Ongaku labels with Heiko, Jörn Elling Wuttke and Roman Flügel. Soon the production of music consumed more time than the daily work at the record shop.

As a DJ Ata was a mainstay by that time and with nights at the 'Omen', the 'Dorian Gray' and the 'XS' presented himself as the man with a keen sense for the many varieties of electronic music. But he gained the status of immortality only with the 'Wild Pitch Club', where he set out to touch Frankfurt's soul with Deep House music, together with Heiko, Roland Leeser and later ND Baumecker. For five years they celebrated mass every Thursday, with the big and small stars of the international House scene being shepherded through the warm basement club at the 'Konstabler Wache'. It all ended in 1998 and Ata's mind already was somewhere else: in Offenbach. At the edge of Frankfurt's rival city he and Sebastian Kahrs founded the Robert Johnson. The interior lived up to the unusual name: white walls, astounding neon lights, and a majestic sound system. All this combined with an immaculate sense of style regarding the musical programme and a will to progress made this club one of the most important places for electronic music in the whole of Europe.

The club still holds this position today, especially when Ata plays one of his marathon sets. When not spinning records, he spends much of his time designing T-shirts or cooking for half the city in his 'Club Michel', a DJ being an entity of the art of living. Or as he puts it: „I don't know any good DJ who doesn't have his personal style regarding fashion, art and cuisine".

Dear readers, rest assured: Ata has definitely has that style.

New Hook

NEW HOOK – a female power-force with a heavy leaning towards experimental and contagious for- mulas that revives steady eighties vibes and bundles it with a contemporary urgency and attitude. Their sound is not limited by genres ranging from grainy wave to postpunk via synth pop deep into the absurd.

NEW HOOK – in the sense of: we‘ve heard it all before, let‘s do something new. Let‘s get crazy, leave everything that‘s out there in terms of scene rules, business-paint-by-numbers and well-intenti- oned advice far to the left. Let‘s do it the way we want to do it. New Hook finally as an invitation to hook in to all those who feel it. Who feel what? Well, the love, the DIY spirit, the joy of experimen- tation, the friendship.

NEW HOOK – understands themselves as an interdisciplinary cell, that allows for every artistic expression to be lived out; an open eye, a critical mind, a declaration of love and a call for borders to open.

Panthera Krause

Panthera Krause, our most favorite maverick of house, began his musical journey back in 2007 with his band Marbert Rocel, culminating in four albums on Compost Records that showcased his thrilling variety and unparalleled talent in the world of electronic music. After finishing his Studies of graphic Design at Bauhaus University Weimar his move to Leipzig opened up a new world of eclectic sound that inspired him to focus more on his own productions, resulting in energized, sanguinely tempered club tunes as something that comes just natural to this man, while broadening his stylistic spectrum to an unheard and absolutely thrilling variety. His releases on Live at Robert Johnson, Permanent Vacation and his own label Riotvan highlighted his lighthearted and groovy understanding of electronic music, earning him gigs from Burning Man Festival to Panoramabar and from Sunday Sunday to Robert Johnson. Panthera’s live sets and DJ performances have been lauded for their passion and diversity, with recorded DJ sets for NTS Radio, HÖR, Groove Magazin, and Gilles Petersons Worldwide showcasing his unique style. Alongside Peter Invasion, he runs the Leipzig based label Riotvan where he released his first album back in 2019, It's a Business Doing Pleasure With You, hailed as the epitome of Krause-ness. With a range of remixes for Ätna, Jamiie, Kasper Bjorke to name just a few Panthera Krause continues to push boundaries and delight audiences worldwide with his innovative sound. His forthcoming „new-age-dark-pool-side-album“, how he calls it Aside The Aeons on Leipzigs Boutique Label number one Kann in 2024 is a testament to his unique musical style and promises a new era for this talented artist.

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